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White Cyclamen with Textures

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 4 February 2010 in Plant & Nature.

More color today! I used textures by pareeerica and M.R.Nelson.

NIKON D300 1/4 second F/16.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

The flower has wonderful shape and it looks great with the brighter square texture. I think that the green texture is a bit distracting, and also the 2 textures could be blended more carefully. Very nice otherwise!

4 Feb 2010 7:26am

@Tomas Turecek: Thanks. As always, I appreciate constructive feedback.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I think your textures are intriguing...I think you are placing one within the other rather than blending...if so, perhaps a little more space around the right and left side of the white square. I very much like this effect.

4 Feb 2010 7:40am

@Dulcie: Thanks. I am placing one on top of another and blending each separately. As always, I appreciate your suggestion.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Anita this is great! You must print and frame this. I can see this as a gallery wrap from mpix.

4 Feb 2010 11:11am

@Julie Brown: Thank you, Julie. I'm glad you like it. It is interesting how some like this one and some don't.

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

hmm, I have really liked your texture work from almost Day 1, Anita but, for some reason, this one isn't quite doing it for me. Something in the textures just doesn't look right to my eye. (I know this is probably the one the judges loved the most!). The border bordering on vignette-like doesn't, in itself, bother me. But the color does. It looks grass stain-ish. That may contribute to my overall feel that the image looks "dirty". OK I've dug a deep enough hole here. I'll stop now.

4 Feb 2010 11:25am

@Ed Vatza: Ed: As always, I value your opinions and constructive comments. No need to like all my work, and honest feedback is the best! So, thank you. I have mixed feelings about this image.

Yvonne from United States

I like this texture, i don't think it would wok for a card, but would be great for a wall hanging. Nicely done.

4 Feb 2010 2:56pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

I too can see this as a gallery wrap. Textured pieces seem to work beautifully when presented as wraps.

4 Feb 2010 6:06pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful achievement, the texture him going well, good works Anita

4 Feb 2010 11:24pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just lovely.....You've been batting 1000 !!!

4 Feb 2010 11:47pm

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

Simply a wonderful effect you achieved with this one! And exciting with the shifted layers (an "honest" way of working). Thanks for sharing also your sources. Love you!

5 Feb 2010 9:26am

@Henrik Herskind: Thanks for visiting and commenting (and for alerting me to possible problems). I'm glad you like it.

Marcie from United States

Love the textures. So very rich!!

5 Feb 2010 1:18pm

1/4 second
ISO 125
105 mm